July 27, 2021


Charlotte M. McSwain

Charlotte Mae McSwain, 92, of Clarksville died Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Gillespie, Ill, daughter of the late Joseph L. and Edith McLain Lundquist, widow of Coy McSwain, graduate of Deep Water (Missouri) High School, member of First United Methodist Church, former co-owner of Esso Oil Distributing Company, former employee of Stewart-Sheppard Fashions, and was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Lundquist; and one sister, Mary Frances Lundquist.

Survivors include one sister, Peggy Diffin and husband, George, of Bentonville; three nieces, Luanne Diffin of West Lake, Calif., Janelle Wright of Phoenix, Ariz., and Edie Sparks and husband, Hank, of Clarksville; one nephew, Joe M. Lundquist and wife, Johnnie, of Ozone; and numerous great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Daniel Lee Stewart

Daniel Lee Stewart, 28, of Lamar died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at The Narrows on Little Piney Creek near Hagarville.

He was a native of Ozark, member of the Johnson County Catfish Club, North American Hunting Club and National Rifle Association, carpenter, and was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Travis Askins.

Survivors include his wife, Dovie Diane Cowell Stewart; one daughter, Katessa Lee Cagle of Spiro, Okla.; parents, Stewart and Rebecca Askins Thomas of Ozark; maternal grandmother, Bobbie Askins of Ozark; paternal grandmother, Mary F. Thomas of Clarksville;  one sister, Eboni Hern of Hartman; and one brother, Nick Stewart of Ozark.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt.

Active pallbearers were Jimmy Cowell, Nick Stewart, Johnnie Hern, John Morris, Michael Grabtree and Goub Cowell.

Honorary pallbearers were Zach Stewart, Kaden Stewart and Donvan Hern.

Eula R. Carpenter

Eula R. Snow Carpenter, 94, of Gilbertsville, Ky., formerly of Lamar, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Lakeway Nursing and Rehab in Benton, Ky.

She was a native of Cowell, daughter of the late Columbus Houston and Bertie Lambdin Snow, graduate of Lamar High School, widow of William H. Carpenter, and was preceded in death by one brother, Noel Snow; and two sisters, Lois Snow and Melba Montgomery.

Survivors include one daughter, Wanetta Conroy of Gilbertsville, Ky.; one grandson, Sean Conroy and wife, Natalie, and one great-granddaughter of Benton, Ky.; three sisters, Katherine Giles of Russellville, Gladys Snow of Clarksville, and Flora Hardin of Hemit, Calif.; and one brother, Doyle Snow of Lamar.

Graveside services and burial were Thursday, July 21, at Moreland Cemetery in Gilbertsville, Ky., with Rev. Joel Frizzell officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Collier Funeral Home of Benton, Ky.

Jaulina Clara Peterson

Jaulina Clara Peterson, 88, of Russellville died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Russellville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Russellville.

The daughter of Fred and Pauline Hogrefe, she was born December 27, 1922, in the Augsburg Community. She was a dietitian and a homemaker. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church at Augsburg, the LWML, the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed spending time with her grandson, gardening, flowers, crochet and helping with the food pantry at her church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Blackard; her second husband, Eugene C. Peterson; her parents; four brothers, Fred Hogrefe, Simon Hogrefe, William Hogrefe, and Julius Hogrefe; and two sisters, Selma Butchner and Pauline Rye.

Survivors include her daughter, Yvonne Blackard Lavender; her grandson, Ollin Hayes; three sisters, Regina Steuber and husband, Lawrence, Irene Eledge and husband, Jimmy, and Zuna Lemarr and husband, Irvin, all of Augsburg; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at the Zion Lutheran Church at Augsburg. Pastor Thom Lakso will officiate. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Augsburg by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation was from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the funeral home. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.

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John Yarber Mans

John Arvil Yarber Mans, 64, of Knoxville died Monday, July 25, 2011, at his home.

He was a native of Bakersfield, Calif., builder, and was preceded in death by his father, Curgus Mac Mans; one sister, Maxine Taylor; and one brother, Lester Mans.

Survivors include two daughters, Teressa Mans and Regina Mans, both of Paris; one son, Kevin Mans of California; mother, Jean Yarber of Lamar; one brother, J.R. Mans of Lutherville; two half-sisters, Loretta Ramsey and Loraine Black, both of St. Louis, Mo.; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Holman Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Kathryn Mae Martin

Kathryn Mae Martin, 81, of Clarksville died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a native of Galena, Kan., daughter of the late Grover Harrison and Mary Esther Nuckolls Handley, member of the Church of Christ, and was preceded in death by one son, Joe A. Martin Jr.

Survivors include four daughters, Linda Pratt of Orlando, Fla., Sharon Curry of Ozone, Mary E. Martin of Clarksville, and Rebecca R. Ford of Lamar; four sons, Geary J. Martin of Fort Scott, Kan., Arthur Martin of Midwest City, Okla., David Martin of Okemah, Okla., and Daniel Martin of Clarksville; one sister, Carolyn Jane Handley of Knoxville; 17 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Family members served as pallbearers.

Kenneth R. Walters

Kenneth R. Walters, 85, of Clarksville died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

He was a native of Parsons, Kan., son of the late William Henry and Daisy Mae Blackburn Walters, member of First United Methodist Church, retired superintendent of Hanford Produce Company, Navy veteran of World War II, past president of the Johnson County Twirlers Square Dance Club, and was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Walters; one brother, Meryl Walters; one grandchild, Keith Courson; and one great-grandchild, Leigh Davenport.

Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Brantley of Brunswick, Ga., Rae Ann Brooke of Conway, and Marilyn Chrisman of Hartman; one son, George Kilgore of Clarksville; three brothers, Leslie Walters of Coffeyville, Kan., Lowell Walters of Aurora, Colo., and Ronnie Walters of Erie, Kan.; one sister, Sandra Nance of McCune, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating.

Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Mary E. Austin

Mary E. Austin, 75, of Belvidere, Ill., died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, in Provena Cor Mariae Center.

She was born March 8, 1936, in Boone County, the daughter of Elmer and Gertrude (Eicksteadt) Brown, graduated from Belvidere High School, and was employed as secretary for the principal at Belvidere High School and later for Belvidere Township.

She married Paul G. Austin on June 24, 1955, in Hoxie and was a former resident of Clarksville where she owned the Dukes and Duchesses Ceramic Store and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Johnson County Quilters Guild and the Oark Extension Homemakers Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one sister, Lorraine Meyers.

Survivors include four sons, Tim (Michelle) Austin of Belvidere, Ill., Tom (Candice) Austin of Jackson, Ohio, and Terry (Karen) Austin and Todd Austin, all of Rockford, Ill.; one stepson, Stephen (Rene) Austin of Lamar; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Gail (Harold) Winne; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home in Belvidere, Ill., with Phil Keithley officiating. Burial was in Highland Garden of Memories in Belvidere, Ill.

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